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The 308 with a little extra oomph

The 308 with a little extra oomph

The 308 has fast become one of Peugeot's top sellers. Now, the modest hatchback and estate have been given a little extra oomph with the introduction of several GT models that will sit at the top of the range.

The 308 is more striking than its predecessor and both models come with brand new, eco-friendly engines with a few extra horses. The four-cylinder 1.6-litre petrol engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and produces 202bhp, meaning it can sprint from 0-62mph in an impressive 7.5 seconds. However, its performance figures don't compromise its economy, returning 50.4mpg.

Meanwhile, the 2.0-litre 178bhp diesel is fitted with a six-speed automatic gearbox as standard, has an estimated economy of 70.6mpg and is only just over one second slower from 0-62mph than its petrol sibling.

The GT is designed to show customers that Peugeot can combine quality with driver satisfaction, and it's done just that.